openSUSE 10 Security Update : xemacs (xemacs-6412)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 42040


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Specially crafted tiff, png and jpeg images could cause integer overflows in xemacs and possible system compromise. (CVE-2009-2688) Additionally two non-security bugs were fixed that enable xemacs to use the configured fonts.


Update the affected xemacs packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 42040

File Name: suse_xemacs-6412.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/10/06

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xemacs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xemacs-el, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xemacs-info, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2688

CWE: 189